Thank you very much for the support effort.
Well, I am stuck in a little (or major) predicament. I have the archives page working as the default archive page and also to serve on the clicked categories / taxonomies from the blog.
Now I want to have a different layout for the active archives. When the user click on a month or year archive and say the user ends up on: http://yoursite/blog/2013/05/
I want to render whatever results from the archive in a unique template - other than the default archives.php (which in my case is already being used by categories: http://yoursite/design/ and search results).
I basically want a different layout for my blog archives results - get me? Is that even possible?
1. Is there a way to recreate a second archives page layout?
2. Is there a way to use the layout or template on certain urls only?